Vengeance; that was the motivation behind one of the most iconic fairytale finishes in motorsports history. Even if the details are blurry, you’ve definitely heard of that legendary finish in the most grueling endurance race of all time between two of the biggest names in automotive history – Ford and Ferrari at The 24 Hours of Le Mans.
As the story goes, Ford were on the verge of buying over Ferrari with Enzo Ferrari’s approval. The Italian knew investment was vital to grow the Prancing Horse brand. However, at the eleventh hour, he learnt that the Ford deal would mean he lost control of his beloved racing department. Naturally, racing being close to his heart Enzo sent the Ford delegation packing.
This infuriated Henry Ford II. To get back at Ferrari, Ford has his designers build the initial 1964 GT40 to end the Ferrari dominance at Le Mans. The initial iterations of the car though were unreliable and uncompetitive.
Enter visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby. His job was to rebuild the GT40 into a Ferrari-killer and let his renowned British driver Ken Miles pilot it to victory; which as we all know he did in 1966 Le Mans.
Naturally, the story is hitting the silver screen and only the biggest names are befitting. Ford v Ferrari stars Academy Award winners Matt Damon as Shelby while Christian Bale takes on the mantle of Miles. The 20th Century Fox movie is directed by James Mangold and opens here on 14 November 2019.
It delves into the battle off the field before the big one on it. Shelby and Miles took on a race they’ve never head to; the corporate boardroom, just to have a shot at getting the GT40 ready to slay the commanding Ferraris.
If there’s one automotive movie to catch this year, Ford v Ferrari is it. Not that other franchise that’s more guns than cars.
Being the kind souls that we are; and because we absolutely love this movie, Behind the Wheel is giving away passes courtesy of The Walt Disney Company Malaysia (they own 20th Century Fox, that’s how the X-Men are back with Marvel now).
Winning is too easy. Just answer two simple questions and complete a slogan. We know you’ll get both questions right so the slogan is where you need to put your thinking caps on to stand out from the rest.
Winners will be notified via e-mail on 11 November 2019 (Monday) with the movie screening on 12 November 2019 (Tuesday) at 9.00pm. Remember to check the Spam folder, okay?
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